September 9, 2008
For immediate release
Tania Israel, Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has been chosen as the winner of the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Awareness Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Psychology. The Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Awareness is part of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.
According to her award notification, one of her nominators described Israel as “an emerging leader in the field of psychology and gender, particularly regarding lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues” and said she is on the cutting edge with her work on bisexuality and the intersections of feminism, multiculturalism, and sexual orientation. The award was presented during the Section Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony of the recent American Psychological Association Convention in Boston.
Dr. Israel joined the faculty at UC Santa Barbara in 2000 after teaching Counseling Psychology for two years at the University of Memphis. She completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University in 1998 where she taught Women’s Studies from 1994-1997. Israel’s Masters degree in Human Sexuality Education and B.A. in Women’s Studies and Psychology are from the University of Pennsylvania.
Much of Israel’s current research investigates mental health services for LGBT individuals, including a collaborative project with local LGBT community members and service providers. Her scholarship also addresses intersections among gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; community based participatory research; social justice; gender and sexuality.
[Tania Israel is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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